Calendar of Events

January 5, 2022
photoPasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Purpose:   The Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn is an open invitation to anyone interested in hearing more about the Pasco EDC and the programs and services we offer.  Bring your lunch and come and discover what your local Economic Development Council is charged with executing.


Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
No cost

Lunch & Learns will be provided Online until further notice.

Online via Zoom Meeting: (log in instructions will be e-mailed to registered participants 2 days prior to workshop)

If you do not have Zoom see download instructions HERE.  If you need more information about using Zoom visit their Help Center.

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Additional Lunch & Learn dates:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Location address:

Pasco EDC Headquarters, 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33558
West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL  34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL  33525
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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January 5, 2022
photoSCORE -How To Really Start Your Own Business (in Spanish)

Date & Time:  Wednesday,  January 5, 2022
                             (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

En este seminario vitual hablaremos de su idea, como probar su idea, y como proteger su idea, de negocio. Tambien revisaremos algunos factores claves para comenzar su negocio: como estructurar su negocio, como entender el fluyo del efectivo del negocio, como conseguir financiamiento, y como desarrollar un plan de negocio. Este seminario vitual sera presentado por Ingrid Gardner, Pasco Hernando SCORE Volunteer.

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January 11, 2022
photoCO.STARTERS Wesley Chapel

Date & Time:  Tuesday, January 11. 2022 
                               (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
                              January 11 - March 8, 2022
Location: SMARTstart at the Grove Entrepreneur Center 
Registration: $295 for all 9 weeks
 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERY ENTREPRENEUR STARTS SOMEWHERE…

We’ve made it easy in Pasco County. Start our nine-week program, led by a trained coach in a small, supportive group setting. Build the foundation of a business week-by-week, sharing ideas with people like yourself. Exit ready to grow or launch a business with the tools you will need to ensure success. Visit our website HERE for complete details. 

YOU’VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT. LET’S GET STARTED.  

 

Here is a look at what you will learn this week:

  • Week 1: Knowing Yourself - Introduction, Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
  • Week 2: Knowing Your Customer - Problem, Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer Identification
  • Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right - Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
  • Week 4: Building the Model to Scale - Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price
  • Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure - Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring
  • Week 6: Discovering the Bottom Line - Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs & Break-Even Point
  • Week 7: Accounting for Growth - Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting
  • Week 8: Planning for the Future - Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep
  • Week 9: Celebration Night - Graduation / Pitch Night

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Location addresses:

Pasco EDC Headquarters, 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33558
West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL  34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL  33525
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd., Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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January 11, 2022
photoSBDC - What You Need to Know to Start a Business

Date & Time:  Tuesday,  January 11, 2022
                              (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

You've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the basics that will help you get started.

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January 11, 2022
TBWBC- Overview of SBA Programs and Services

Date & Time:  Tuesday,  January 11, 2022
                              (11:00 am – 12:00pm)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

This webinar covers programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA)in partnership with the Women’s Business Centre has to offer to help you start and grow your business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, Disaster Assistance, and Advocacy Services.

Presenter:

Lonnie Koyama, Lead Economic Development Specialist
South Florida District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

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January 11, 2022
photoEntrepreneur Roundtable - East Pasco

Date & Time:  Tuesday, January 11, 2022
                               (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Location: SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur Center

Entrepreneur Roundtables bring small business owners and early-stage venture founders together on a monthly basis for an exchange of information, challenges, and insights. You have the opportunity to attend two meetings to decide if this is a right fit for you and your business. If you decide to join a roundtable the annual cost is $150 a year. Participating in the Roundtable is free for SMARTstart Business Incubator Members. Join us! Visit our website HERE for complete details. 

2nd Thursday of each month (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center

2nd Tuesday of each month (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur Center

3rd Thursday of each month (12:30 pm-1:30 pm)
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center

Location address:

West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL 34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL 33525
Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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January 12, 2022
photoSCORE - How To Really Start Your Own Business

Date & Time:  Wednesday January 12, 2022
                             (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

We will review the idea, test the idea and protect the idea. We will discuss key issues for finding good people, structuring the business, understanding cash flow, obtaining financing, and creating a business plan.

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January 13, 2022
photoSBDC - Building the Ultimate Business Plan

Date & Time:  Thursday,  January 13, 2022
                               (10:00 am – 11:15 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.

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January 13, 2022
photoEntrepreneur Roundtable -WPEC

Date & Time:  Thursday, January 13, 2022
                               (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center 

Entrepreneur Roundtables bring small business owners and early-stage venture founders together on a monthly basis for an exchange of information, challenges, and insights. You have the opportunity to attend two meetings to decide if this is a right fit for you and your business. If you decide to join a roundtable the annual cost is $150 a year. Participating in the Roundtable is free for SMARTstart Business Incubator Members. Join us! Visit our website HERE for complete details. 

2nd Thursday of each month (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center

2nd Tuesday of each month (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur Center

3rd Thursday of each month (12:30 pm-1:30 pm)
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center

Location address:

West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL 34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL 33525
Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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January 18, 2022
photoSBDC - Top 5 Mistakes Businesses Make with QuickBooks

Date & Time:  Tuesday,  January 18, 2022
                              (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

Mistakes in QuickBooks are easy to make but sometimes difficult to fix, and can have an effect on your eventual lending needs. In this webinar, learn the top five mistakes our specialists see business owners make, and learn how to fix those mistakes to improve your chances of gaining access to capital, when the time comes.

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